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immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >>
for their first debate on wednesday night. romney insiders say the debate is important for the republican nominee who has had a rough few weeks on the trail. two former candidates predict romney will do well. >> reporter: the clock is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much romney is practicing, practicing, practicing. i think people should expect romney to come
of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush looking at his watch. >> tell you what, 10,000 bet. >> reporter: and obama's comment to then-rival hillary clinto
. >> this is the ballgame for mitt romney right any because if he doesn't do well at the debate it will be very hard for him to get back in it. >> meanwhile president obama is reportedly hold up in this nevada resort preparing to confront romney. >> what the president will have to do early on is to jump start this the way you would do a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and the president are competing the hardest. >>> you can see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7. abc news, your voice, your vote. live debate coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. this wednesday. the u.s. supreme court will begin their new term tomorrow and the justices may weigh in on proposition 8. just as clarence thomas and colleagues attended a red mass at the cathedral in washington d.c., th
debater. i'm just okay. >> president obama is holding debate sessions following nevada. mitt romney is practicing for the next two days while in denver. >> so what we hope people get out of this de intat that --. >> both polls indicate president obama is pulling ahead in several battleground states but a poor debate performance or gaffe could be a huge stumble. many analysts say mitt romney may be better prepared after more than 20 debates during the primary. >> there are moments like that you don't know which way it's going to bounce. there are four debates in october, three of them presidential. wednesday evening's primary event is primarily focussed on domestic policy. there will only be about two weeks of campaign time remaining. in washington, craig, fox news. >>> governor brown signing a bill that would let him illegal immigration driver's license. the legislation signed yesterday qualify for the obama administration work program. it documented people that came to the u.s. before they were 16 years old. the report say the news law will make roads safer. it could be used for ot
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problems, as well. >>> the first debate between mitt romney and barack obama is one day away. both candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and to
romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder cup. >> on "cbs this morning.
romney are wrapping up some final campaigning in their doing last-minute debate preparation before they face off in denver from reporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way i think it could argue that mid has had a lot more recent experience. obviously also depends on was moderating. newt gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater he beat all of republicans said they think he's a terrific debater. >> is a game on both sides know you better, know your better. so the way it goes to lower the expectations going into the big debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has won 93 channel and digita one south 4.2. >> voter registration from in florida. the state's republic
is a terrific the better. mitt romney is preparing for the debates and carry play the role of standing for president obama in during the mock debate. i think people should expect romney is going to come in their prepared he is going to do very well because he has done very well in all of the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect major breakthroughs but that doesn't happen very often happen with reagan and mondale with reagan and carter, but frankly i cannot remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everyone's attention the candidates are well prepared and well scripted. >> on sunday president obama headed to las vegas for a campaign event. chris in a much lower for kron 4 news >>. a poll shows president obama has a 4 point lead over canada mitt romney. president obama, 44.6 percent of those voters say they favor wrongly so it is a pretty tight race. fifth frost in tune in on wednesday we will be airing the debate in its entirety or you can check out our comcast channel 193. >> the state's republican party hired a trustee to consultant to hit the streets. a f
for the gop nomination. romney always seemed to come ready to those debates with one or two-liner zingers. obvious you will, when there's only -- obviously when there's only two people here it will be only mitt romney and president obama. i would say one thing when it comes to expectations, we always talk up these debates and then they seem to be a borging -- boring muddle. i don't remember any good lines from considerry or mccain -- kerry or -- from kerry and mccain. >> this is divided up into six different sections, correct? >> yes. >> this first debate is all on domestic issue. the first three segments will all be on economic matters. then there will be one on health care, one on the role of government and then one on governing. so a number of different subjects are possible in there and i predict that jim lair will get raked over the coals depending upon what type of answers he gets and what type of questions are asked. >> what should we look for? will the candidates try to target certain voters since we're about five weeks away from the election? >> reporter: i try to ask a lot of q
brand-new race. >> challengers do very well in debates. we believe governor romney will get more benefit but what we're going to tell the american people is exactly where we are as a country, where we need to go, how we rebuild an economy that makes the middle-class secure. >> carolyn: president's advisories say mitt romney may come up with zingers on wednesday night but that is not something that voters will be basing their vote on. >> critical mass in 300 cities worldwide as the group celebrates two decades of pushing for cyclists rights. in san francisco a farewell bike ride begins at 1:00 this afternoon starting at 16th and heading to ocean beach. friday's massive anniversary ride tied up traffic during the evening commute but there were no arrests. >>> bay area moms are supporting a georgia whoever who was kicked out of a restaurant after refusing to breast-feed her baby in the restroom. a nurse in was held at restaurant on friday. a group called mothers right to choose organized it. >> its nationwide rally that support the mother that was kicked out of georgia restaurant for breast
. >> the first debate against president obama and his challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for that you are first debate this wednesday. with the campaign duties. and vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to bach and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a stink stage with the high stacks showdown 2003 president obama and romney
practicing. >> president obama spent a lot of time practicing. >> governor mitt romney is a great debater. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> wednesday night is the restart of romney's campaign analysts say that romney will have to come across as likable. o obamas team is making sure that he is not long winded and preaching. one politician stated that we should not hope for much from the bulk of them. he stated that there was not one time where any thing grab anyone's attention. president oldobama received a recommendation. >> i am sure the president is not so happy about hearing about the endorsement. let's start with the importance for both candidates. >> let's talk about the pressure that is all both of them. the pressure on mitt romney best a lot. he has to give back on track and he has 90 minutes on wednesday to reverse that trend. the president has been playing good defense and he is ahead on points and the last couple of rounds where the challenger will start throwing everything. they are trying to make the president sound this sense. all the obama people are stating t
. the first debate between >> the first debate between barack obama special mitt romney is just four days away. while they are preparing for the showed own in denver on monday, their runningmates are in the battleground states. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney were out in the public eye today, as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. so the campaign trail duties fell to their runningmates. vice-president biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reins got turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in 8 years. >> reporter: with his path to the white house shrinking, florida's looking like a must-win for romney. but today, his runningmate, ckman paul ryan, focused on new hampshire, with four electoral votes. but ryan said that could be a difference in the race that will come to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. [cheering] >> reporter: the cam
romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> paul ryan says he doesn't think that one event will make or break their campaign. the debate will be held at the university of denver where the candidates will focus on domestic policy. >>> meteorologist paul deanno, we could just stare at this picture all day long, the beautiful sunset on the hottest day of 2012 in san francisco. wait until you see what the forecast is for next monday. stick around. i'll show it to you. >>> and champagne on ice at the oakland coliseum. just don't pop the cork quite yet. a series between the a's and rangers, coming up. ,, dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a sm
on the outcome, the president is playing the underdog card. >> governor romney is a good debator. i'm just okay. >> he plays them well too. >> romney has been practicing with ohio senator rob portman standing in as the president. president obama has chosen john kerry to spar with. >> today president obama got an endorsement from an unlikely world leader. >> president obama did not ask for this endorsement is not going to comment on it. it's coming from venezuela president hugo chavez. the socialist leader known for anti-american rhetoric says he hopes mr. obama wins the presidential election. he called mr. obama "a good guy." his comments could be a sign that he's looking for a better diplomatic relations with the u.s., the top buyer of venezuela's oil. >>> in eastern afghanistan, the taliban launched a deadly attack on u.s. forces. a suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint u.s./afghan patrol killing 14 people including three americans. today's attack comes after a deadly weekend on american forces pushing the u.s. military death toll to over 2,000 since the start
. i am of the presidential debate with president obama and that romney is almost here. it will be taking place at the university of denver. president obama is and henderson and nevada practicing strategy for the debate. we're going to air you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. >> the supreme court is not going to hear a case that challenges the use of full body scanners at the airport. the supreme court refused hear an appeal that challenged the csa and their use of scanners. they are going to hear cases on a range of issues such as same-sex marriage, voting rights, and abortions. >> a second american airlines incident, there could be a possible issue with certain seats. the and 747 will be inspected but no injuries were reported from those seats. there'll be a $100 fee for people who need to check their carry-on luggage at the gate. the sea has been set high on purpose to discourage people from waiting till the last minute. checking the back in advance will caugh will c
. >>> in the race for the white house, the vice presidential candidates had a bit of a debate of their own today on the economy. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the latest. >> days before the first vice presidential debate mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> thanks. >> bumps in the road also describes what the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. costly distractions, and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the republican message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you, i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: when vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida the president was calling on congress to help homeowners. even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction but we're not there
the first presidential debate, mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and the chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> how are you doing? >> god bless you, sir. >> thanks. >> reporter: bumps in the road also describe what's the romney campaign has been unable to avoid if recent weeks, costly distractions and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the  message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget -- nothing! except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture of dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: while vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida, the president was calling on congress to help homeowners, even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction, but we're not there. >> reporter: a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday. brian mooa
.decisn 2012. thank you, j r. denver colorado preparations for the presidential debate. mitt romney and president obama are going to run the first of three showdowns. this will focus on domestic issues. political analyst, michael yaki,. what is the essentials content that each have to accomplish. >> the first thing is that should they be tell kidding before the presidential debate? [laughter] >> perhaps this is his make or break a moment with mitt romney. he needs to connect with the american people. stille knows that he still has a chance but he has a sound presidential and look presidential. he cannot be too aggressive but he has to be controlling and talk about leadership. and speak about the economy, jobs and when he talks about he could use the president's own words against him. he could be using this " over and over again. if i have not done this in three years it will be a one-term proposition. that is what he said and 20 of buying. >>pam: what is essential for president obama to talk about the issues? >> i think that he is going to be counter-punching and getting an idea of
presidential candidates are gearing up for the debate on wednesday. president obama and mitt romney are content are wrapping up now some final campaigning and last-minute debate preparations are on their way. they will face off in december the day after tomorrow. supporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> both are excellent in their own way you can argue that it has had a lot more recent experience. also part of it depends on who was moderating. then what newt gingrich himself said that he is the best debater and he beat all of them. temple's eddie said he is a terrific the major. >> why would carry say he is better than obama? they're trying to lower expectations. they will while you right here on kron4 with all the highlights of the debate and we'll be showing the debate as well. meantime let's take a look of the latest poll it shows pretty much a dead heat 48.7% to 48.6% this is the latest they have and the polls. you can see it right here we will study the highlights what if you flip over to kind cast 193 or 4.2247 news channel you can see the entire debate as that first presi
. >>> romney and obama trying to l lower expectations ahead of the first presidential debate. >> he's a debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s.
. >>> and then gearing up for the presidential debates. the political analyst will join us to break down what each candidate has to prove in next week's debate. >>> a key battleground state, virginia. the gop nominee mitt romney trailing president obama by 3% to 7%. another pivotal state, iowa is drawing attention today. because it is the first of the so-called battleground states to begin early voting. strategists and researchers project that more than one in three voters will cast their ballots before election day. and iowa officials say that the requests are already up 30%. over 2008. >> and it gets really interesting now. the first debate between the two is next wednesday evening. >> for some insight into the stakes, let's bring in nbc bay area political analyst. and both the candidates have been downplaying how they'll do in these debates but how much is riding on these. >> gosh, about everything. with less than six weeks to go, upwards of 60 million people will be watching. and for the 7% undecided voters and maybe 10% who would consider their minds one way or the other. the debates in all l
romney told a crowd of thousands in denver that wednesday's first debate with president obama won't be about winning or losing but what he called something bigger than that. romney plans to spend today preparing for the face-off at his hotel outside denver. president obama meanwhile is doing his debate cramming in nevada where he delivered pizzas to a local campaign office monday and thanked volunteers personally. >>> the faa is investigating why passenger seats came loose on three different american airlines flights. the latest incident happened monday aboard a new york to miami flight. on saturday a similar problem forced a boston to miami flight to make an emergency landing. american says that same plane was involved in a loose seat incident last week which they thought had been fixed. fortunately no one on the flights was hurt. both of the boeing 757s involved had recently gone through maintenance that involved moving the seats. american says there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into tracks on the floor. >>> a new york state college freshman murdered in her dorm
the invasion of normandy took less preparation than romney putting into the debates. let's get real for a moment. who is the better debater really? >> they're both mediocre debaiters. barack obama didn't win debates, joe biden won. actual debates, harvard and yale coaches enjoy will be paul ryan and joe biden. they'll be better. romney is good in a group setting, hasn't done a lot of one on one. the president, john mccain wasn't the best debater either. >> i talked to nathan sproul, how much ground romney has to gain, could be as much as seven points, that's a lot to gain through a debate performance. two guys can be well prepared, one sitting president. >> he did against bush. >> it is not the debate, what is it for mitt romney in the last five weeks of the campaign to change it. >> i think he has to go big, has to have a couple of really big ideas that connect with the american people and where they are. the economy is slowly getting better. there are real doubts about the medicare plan paul ryan put in place, it is beginning to hurt them in battleground states. i don't think ther
performance in the first debate one week from today. the man who plays mr. obama in romney's mock debate sessions, though, tried to lower expectations playing up the president's experience. >> he has been through a lot of those one-on-one debates with a republican. mitt has not, and you think about it, he hasn't had a real debate in ten years because these republican debates tend to be more like candidate forums. >> reporter: tuesday the chief candidates both made whirlwind visits to new york city. president obama aaddressed the u.n. general assembly addressing iran's efforts to build nuclear weapons. >> a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: those strong words didn't satisfy romney. >> we can look at the record the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: and both candidates tried to one up each other in praising bill clinton at the former president's global conference on global giving. romney joked about the clinton bounce in obama's polls after the democratic conve
and mitt romney will engage in the first of three presidential debates this week. candidates will focus on domestic policy this wednesday. can you catch the debate right here on nbc bay area live at 6:00 p.m. >>> the california man believed to be behind an anti-muslim video remains behind bars tonight. a judge ruled he should be held on suspicion of violating the terms of his probation. the judge ordered him to be held without bond because he's a flight risk. the 55-year-old is on probation from a 2010 conviction for check fraud. a 14-minute trailer for the film, the innocence of muslims was posted on youtube in july, and linked to deadly protests around the middle east. >>> a male model is facing federal charges tonight half a midair meltdown on board a flight bound for california. >> please help me, i can't breathe. >> the cell phone video shot on board a united airlines flight from chicago to orange county on tuesday night. passengers say they had to jump into action, and they used belts to restrain the 26-year-old. they had to hold him down for nearly 3 hours. when passengers seated
at this museum this year. so far, no suspects. and on to politics, decision 2012. the presidential debate between presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama will be at denver. >> final preparations transforming this into one large television studio. 50 million people worldwide will have an unobstructed view. these candidates on wednesday night. >> what you will see is president obama and ronnie on stage and a moderator. and-mitt romney. >> maria jose? among hundreds of students are hoping for the few tickets to get inside. >> i thought that it was cold that it was coming to the university. i thought that it was--cool. to learn more about the political process. >> something that i would say to my children. that i was in attendance. i was here. >> only a small fraction of the seats will be taken by student body. they do not know how many people are going to be actually in here. voters will be making up their minds. >> this is on domestic issues and i think that mitt romney has a firmer stance than foreign policy. he has something to gain if he does a good job. >> acoustics, light, sound
for the big showdown, the first debate between president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. the candidates will spend today getting ready for tomorrow's event in colorado. the president held no rallies yesterday but he did visit a campaign office in henderson, nevada. it's not far from where he and his staff have been strategizing. romney spoke to a crowd of supporters at an air and space museum in denver. >> this president is taking us on a path that's not working. he is making us more and more like europe. i don't want to be like europe. europe doesn't work in europe. >> at the university of denver crews are putting on the final touches, transforming the arena into a debate set. yesterday just 92 of the university's students learned their names were drawn in a lottery for tickets to the debate. it's a hot ticket. your ticket to the debate is right here on cbs 5. that's beginning tomorrow evening at 6:00. >>> nearly all americans will see higher taxes if congress fails to renew tax cuts. that's all according to a new report from the tax policy center. the two major parties
, the presidential candidates are getting ready to face off in their first debate in denver on wednesday. both president barack obama and republican candidate, mitt romney, spent the weekend preparing to go head-to-head. romney used senator portman of ohio to act as his opponent. john carrey played the president. they said both men are ready. >> i think that both are excellent in their own way. you can argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, practicing wherever he goes. >> reporter: today, president barack obama headed to las vegas while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> in afghanistan, five people are dead including two americans after a firefight broke out in the eastern part of the country. an insider attack similar to the ones that have killed dozens of nato forces. drew levenson tells us how this a tack marks a grim milestone. [gunfire] >> reporter: this weekend marked a deadly milestone
for that war and getting osama bin laden. >> reporter: henry brady director of school of policy says romney's best chance to win now is during the debate. to hit the president where he's more vulnerable. >> i think it's the economy. >> reporter: all this with the election just six days away, and another 10% who say they could be persuaded to change. rita williams, ktvu news. >>> oakland mayor jean quan testified about the state of the oakland police department as civil rights opponents attempt to put the police department under state police. the judge overseeing today's hearing had said quan could face punitive action if she did not testify today as she had missed her last court date siting city business. city rights opponents say oakland have failed to follow reform. a federal judge is scheduled to consider the issue in december. >>> all you need is a smart phone to ride munni for free. that's according to a firm that specializes in mobile security. it says it's discovered a flaw in the system. the glitch allows those who are computer savvy to reset the value on muni's system to not pay. >
of policy says romney's best chance to win now is during the debate. to hit the president where he's more vulnerable. >> i think it's the economy. >> reporter: all this with the election just six days away, and another 10% who say they could be persuaded to change. rita williams, ktvu news. >>> oakland mayor jean quan testified about the state of the oakland police department as civil rights opponents attempt to put the police department under state police. the judge overseeing today's hearing had said quan could face punitive action if she did not testify today as she had missed her last court date siting city business. city rights opponents say oakland have failed to follow reform. a federal judge is scheduled to consider the issue in december. >>> all you need is a smart phone to ride munni for free. that's according to a firm that specializes in mobile security. it says it's discovered a flaw in the system. the glitch allows those who are computer savvy to reset the value on muni's system to not pay. >>> the purple onion shut down last night and today remnants of the comedy club went
president obama campaigns in nevada tomorrow, romney will spend the weekend preparing for that debate. watch that debate live on k.t.v.u. channel 2 wednesday beginning at 6:00. >> there are more accusations of voter fraud in florida. the state says suspicious voter registration forms have turned up in at least 10 counties. the florida republican party says it blames the firm it hired. the g.o.p. national committee paid more than $3 million to the company strategic allied consulting for voter registration and get out the vote operations. but the republican party says it fired the firm after apparent phoney registration forms started to turn up. >>> it's 7:11, and thousands of convictions in jeopardy. what a crime lab chemist is accused of doing that has the justice system scrambling. >> and giants getting ready to play tonight, but will buster posey get into the game. food poisoning in san diego, and the curve ball that has the team watching it very closely. >> first we'll go outside. there is the mack maze in oakland. you can see things moving just fine in all directions of the freeway, as t
for republican presidential candidate mitt romney. several polls this morning show romney continuing to trail president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big wa
november. >>> president obama and mitt romney are taking a break from the campaigning, getting ready for the debate. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau to tell us with the stakes are high for mitt romney. >> reporter: a poll shows an 18- point lead among voters for mitt romney. the president will spend another day and practicing for another day. this is mitt romney's eighth day of prep in the last month. but he told supporters last week, he won't be using the event to try to score political points. >> there's gonna be all of the scoring of winning and losing. in my view, it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president myself -- president or myself, it's something bigger than that. >> reporter: both sides have spent the past week lowering expectations for their candidate. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. you can watch the debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 tomorrow evening. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. it will be followed by a special edition of ktvu news. and we will be streaming the debate live on ktvu.com, k
on wednesday. republican challenger mitt romney is spending the weekend cramming for the debate. political analysts say he needs a strong showing with recent polls showing him losing ground to the president in battleground states. >>> the university of denver is preparing to host that debate. it is going to focus on domestic policy and it will be mod rated by jim lehrer. two more presidential debates will be held on the 16th and 22. you can of course watch those debates live here on ktvu channel 2. coverage begins at 6:00. >>> while the election is on tuesday, november 6, some voters have already cast their ballots. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. iowa began last week. ohio starts tuesday. volunteers from the obama and romney camps are canvassing neighborhoods looking for early votes and it's an important strategy because it allows those parties to bank votes more than a month before election day. >>> congressional roles are forcing republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan to donate a gift he received out on the campaign trail. he attended a ba
are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. after ohio the next face off will be the first presidential debate october 3rd. kira klapper, abc7 news. >>> 5:05. prosecutors say they will not file charges against the san jose police officer whose 3-year-old son accidentally killed himself with his father's gun in july. the boy found the gun in a nightstan drawer. the district attorney's office found no criminal on part of the officer. he did not low the boy was in his house at the time. -- not know the boy was in his house at the time. >> bart engineers say they think they've pinpointed the problem that caused a scare at civic center station. review says track side debris probably caused the flash of electricity and smoke that closed the station last sunday, 1,000 volt arch of electricity caused flash and smoke that filled the station. investigators say the spark was likely caused when a train hit debris, station evacuated two passengers complained of smoke inhalation. >>> little saigon controversy heating up over a plan to put u
't take responsibility for their own lives. >> reporter: less than a week to the first presidential debate which some have cast as romney's make or break moment. he urges the voters to consider mr. obama's actions not his words. >> you can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do, but when you cut through the words, you can look at the record. and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then you know it's time to choose a new leader. >> reporter: president obama even tried to turn a stumble into a stinging critique. >> i want to see us export more jobs, export more products, excuse me. i was -- i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> reporter: and earlier this week, mitt romney told me he's not worried about the polls, the polls go up and they go down. but savannah, where they are right now does begin to matter. beginning today as many as 30 states are voting with absentee or early voting. iowa, the latest state to vote, early voting there begins today. >> all right. peter alexander in the battleground of virgi
above 8 percent for 43 months. >> mitt romney was speaking at a global initiative conference this morning. we heard his take on foreign- policy while he and the president will hold their first presidential debate coming up on october 3rd. the sleds from the newsroom. >> thanks a lot james here is a new survey that consumers are facing more fees when it comes to banking and checking. according tolu annual look at banking fees by bank rate out,, americans are paying more to manage our own money. charges for the bank's 9 customers as of 4% from last year and they are charging 1.4% more than last year. all of this while the percentage of free checking accounts have gone down to 39 percent went off the peak of 76% in 2009. the good news is most fees can be avoided with discipline and choosing which atm to go to. and maintaining a minimum monthly balance in your checking account. >> there's still plenty of smaller community banks credit unions and on my banks that continue to offer those stand-alone free checking accounts. >> keep in mind if you do switched to the smaller banks the
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